By CrabClaw @ October 12, 2010 at 3:49pm
They're nine feet tall, carry hammers the size of people, and are regularly seen carrying dwarves on their shoulders. They're the Stonemen, aka the Protector class!
This class is where the "tank" in the word tank comes from. Looking as if they've been carved out of a granite slab, the Protector class is a race of men made entirely out of stone. Naturally, this allows them access to a vast array of abilities to both absorb incoming attacks, as well as deliver bone-crushing assaults.
In a group formation, the Protector is the first line of defense in keeping everyone else out of harms' way. With aggro-generating attacks and shouts, the Protector keeps the enemies' attention focused entirely on him.
As a Protector absorbs incoming damage, their special racial ability – known as Fury – gradually accumulates. many skills and abilities become more powerful with more Fury accumulated. Therefore, the longer a fight lasts, the more powerful a Protector becomes! Some skills directly consume Fury points, for a quick boost to damage or protection abilities. Wise use of accumulated Fury points can easily turn the tide of a battle.
This class is perfect for players interested in both dominating the battlefield with their presence, while simultaneously keeping everyone else out of harm's way. It's also great if you want to be twice as tall as every other class in the game. They can also probably open jars really easily. What's not to love?